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LBL Stage Two Standings
Group A
 1. Homenetmen 21-5 
 2. Al Riyadi 21-5 
 3. Beirut Club 15-11 
 4. Sagesse 15-11 
 5. Champville 14-12 
Group B
 1. Moutahed 14-12 
 2. CS Antonine 10-16 
 3. Louaize 8-18 
 4. Byblos 6-20 
 5. Tadamon 5-21 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/23/2018
Division 2 Standings
Group A
 1. Beirut 7-0 
 2. Hadath 6-1 
 3. Animation 4-2 
 4. Al Anwar 2-3 
 5. Feytroun 1-3 
 6. Beit el Kiko 1-4 
 7. ENB 1-4 
 8. Aamal 0-5 
Group B
 1. Centrale 6-0 
 2. Antounieh 4-2 
 3. Antranik 4-3 
 4. Army 4-3 
 5. Tebnine 3-3 
 6. Aintoura 2-4 
 7. Meziara 2-5 
 8. Amchit 0-6 
Last:5/23/2018
Arab Club Championships Standings
Group A
 1 Al Gezira 3-0 
 2 JS Manazeh 2-1 
 3 Al-Muharraq 1-2 
 4 FUS Rabat 0-3 
Group B
 1 Homenetmen 3-0 
 2 Al Gharafa 2-1 
 3 FAR Rabat 1-2 
 4 Al Nizwa 0-3 
Group C
 1 ASS Sale 3-0 
 2 GS Petroliers 2-1 
 3 Al Fateh 1-2 
 4 Ahli Shabab 0-3 
Last:5/23/2018
WABA League Standings
 1 Petrochimi 3-0 
 2 Al Riyadi 2-1 
 3 Sariya 1-2 
 4 Al Jaish 0-3 
Last:5/23/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Tadamon
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 27.4
 1. Blair, Tadamon27.4 
 2. Rembert, Tadamon25.6 
 3. Jackson, Sagesse24.0 
 4. Franklin, Louaize23.0 
 5. Young, Homenetmen22.6 
 6. Harris, Louaize22.4 
 7. El-Khatib, Champville21.9 
 8. Efevberha, Beirut C.21.9 
 9. Douby, Al Riyadi21.2 
 10. Bolds, Moutahed20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Moutahed
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Townes, Moutahed12.4 
 2. Majok, Sagesse11.8 
 3. Vukosavljevi., Tadam.11.1 
 4. Harris, Al Riyadi10.6 
 5. Bawji, Beirut Club9.6 
 6. Franklin, Louaize9.3 
 7. Mobley, Louaize9.2 
 8. El-Khatib, Champville8.9 
 9. Ben-Romdhane, Homenetm.8.2 
 10. Goodridge, CS Anton.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Homenetmen
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Hodge, Homenetmen7.2 
 2. Arakji, Al Riyadi6.3 
 3. Crawford, Beirut C.6.3 
 4. Wright, CS Anton.6.3 
 5. Blair, Tadamon6.2 
 6. El-Khatib, Champville5.9 
 7. Shorter, Al Riyadi5.7 
 8. Mezher, Sagesse5.6 
 9. Dandach, Louaize5.5 
 10. Rembert, Tadamon4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Dewayne JACKSON
  Sagesse
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Jackson, Sagesse2.3 
 2. Harris, Louaize2.1 
 3. Youngblood, Sagesse1.9 
 4. Young, Champville1.8 
 5. Franklin, Louaize1.7 
 6. Douby, Al Riyadi1.7 
 7. Crawford, Beirut C.1.7 
 8. Wright, CS Anton.1.7 
 9. Rembert, Tadamon1.6 
 10. Bolds, Moutahed1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Moutahed
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Townes, Moutahed2.8 
 2. Majok, Sagesse2.7 
 3. Upshaw, Champville1.9 
 4. Goodridge, CS Anton.1.7 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Tadam.1.4 
 6. Harris, Al Riyadi1.2 
 7. Jackson, Sagesse1.2 
 8. Mobley, Louaize1.1 
 9. Bawji, Beirut Club1.1 
 10. Haidar, Al Riyadi1.0 
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Pepsi LBL Round 3 (Second Stage): Al Riyadi is defeated by Al Moutahed - Apr 3, 2017


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Pepsi LBL is at the halfway of the Second Stage and there are still another 3 rounds left.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Al Riyadi (16-5) in Beirut on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by Al Moutahed (12-9) 90-87. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-87. It was a great evening for American forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) helped adding 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Mohamad Haidar (201-90, college: Michigan Tech) with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Al Moutahed are looking forward to face Champville (#4) in Dik El Mehdi in the next round. Al Riyadi will play on the road against Tadamon in Zouk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of Champville (8-13) against Tadamon (8-13) on Sunday night. Host Champville was defeated by Tadamon in Dik El Mehdi 92-76. It was an exceptional evening for Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds. Maurice Kemp accounted for 28 points and 6 rebounds. American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) came up with 33 points (!!!) and 7 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) for Champville in the defeat. Tadamon will play against Al Riyadi in Beirut in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Champville will play at home against Al Moutahed and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Beirut. Host Homenetmen (20-1) smashed Byblos (15-6) 80-59. The best player for the winners was Ater Majok who had a double-double by scoring 10 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Ali Traore who recorded 13 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Homenetmen's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Sagesse.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Zouk. Host Louaize (11-10) defeated Sagesse (6-15) 79-70. It was a good game for Geron Johnson who led his team to a victory with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Louaize's next round opponent will be Byblos at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beirut Homenetmen.

Group A
Homenetmen - Byblos 80-59

The game between Top Four teams took place in Beirut. Host Homenetmen (20-1) smashed Byblos (15-6) 80-59. The game was mostly controlled by Homenetmen. Byblos managed to win second period 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Homenetmen dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Byblos' 26. Homenetmen forced 20 Byblos turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Homenetmen made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was international center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international swingman Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was French power forward Ali Traore (207-85, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: BeoBasket) who recorded 13 points and 9 rebounds and the former international point guard Rodrigue Akl (187-88) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Homenetmen's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Sagesse.
Top scorers:
Homenetmen: F.El Khatib 21+5reb, D.Jackson 20+2reb+2ast, A.Majok 10+19reb+4ast, E.Chamoun 6+1reb+2ast, N.Souaid 6+3reb, H.Gyokchyan 5+5reb+2ast
Byblos: A.Traore 13+9reb+3ast, C.Tucker 11+5reb+2ast, S.Roundtree 9+7reb, R.Akl 9+7reb+2ast, T.Ammoury 7+6reb+4ast, O.El Turk 6
gschID: 543080


Louaize - Sagesse 79-70

The game between Top Four teams took place in Zouk. Host Louaize (11-10) defeated Sagesse (6-15) 79-70. It looked good early as Sagesse took a 4-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Louaize had a 25-14 second period charge getting the lead and Sagesse was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 70-79. Louaize dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Sagesse's 34. It was a good game for international guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) who led his team to a victory with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. American center Wendell Lewis (208-89, college: Alabama St., agency: HMS) contributed with 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) answered with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Calvin Godfrey (206-90, college: Memphis) added 23 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Sagesse. Louaize's next round opponent will be Byblos at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beirut Homenetmen.
Top scorers:
Louaize: W.Lewis 22+9reb, G.Johnson 20+5reb+9ast, T.McKie 15+2reb+2ast, J.Bitar 6+4reb, R.Dib 6+4reb, E.Bechara 4+3reb
Sagesse: C.Godfrey 23+9reb, M.Efevberha 22+7reb+5ast, M.Ibrahim 14+4reb+5ast, S.Khoury 5+5reb+2ast, B.Ammoury 4+7reb+2ast, P.Bou Abboud 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 543079


Group B
Champville - Tadamon 76-92

Very important is a home loss of Champville (8-13) against Tadamon (8-13) on Sunday night. Host Champville was defeated by Tadamon in Dik El Mehdi 92-76. The game was mostly controlled by Tadamon. Champville was better in fourth quarter 22-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tadamon dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Champville's 36. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was an exceptional evening for Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds. American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) accounted for 28 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Four Tadamon players scored in double figures. American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) came up with 33 points (!!!) and 7 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) and the other American import Markeith Cummings (198-88, college: Kennesaw St.) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Champville in the defeat. Tadamon will play against Al Riyadi in Beirut in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Champville will play at home against Al Moutahed and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tadamon: M.Kemp 28+6reb+2ast, M.Ilic 22+18reb+2ast, C.Pigram 19+4reb+5ast, J.Khalil 11+4reb+9ast, G.Hadidian 5+5reb+3ast, B.Tabbara 5+6reb
Champville: P.Rembert 33+1reb+7ast, M.Cummings 15+5reb+3ast, J.Assi 9+1reb+1ast, D.Townes 9+12reb+1ast, B.Bawji 6+12reb+1ast, A.Farhat 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 543082


Al Riyadi - Moutahed 87-90

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Al Riyadi (16-5) in Beirut on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by Al Moutahed (12-9) 90-87. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-87. It was a great evening for American forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) helped adding 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Mohamad Haidar (201-90, college: Michigan Tech) with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Serbian swingman Branko Cvetkovic (200-84, agency: AproK Sports Group) scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Al Moutahed are looking forward to face Champville (#4) in Dik El Mehdi in the next round. Al Riyadi will play on the road against Tadamon in Zouk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Moutahed: C.Melvin 25+8reb+1ast, D.Spencer 21+5reb+3ast, R.Curry 17+5reb+8ast, C.Tabet 15+8reb, T.Makluf 6+4reb, E.Rustom 3+5reb+3ast
Al Riyadi: M.Haidar 27+6reb+5ast, B.Cvetkovic 20+5reb+4ast, A.Aminu 14+7reb, E.Sosa 12+8ast, J.Abdel Nour 9+7reb+3ast, A.Saoud 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 543081


  




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